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September 10, 2008


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Last week, I went to the flea market with the intention of finding something for a friend, mission accomplished. But of course, I couldn’t leave without getting something for myself.

There was a dusty box filled with these tiny, leather, weathered books from the Little Leather Library collection and I found three gems to bring home.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (R.L.. Stevenson) writing that out made me think of R.L. Stine, but I digress

Through the Looking Glass!! (Lewis Carroll)

Confessions of an Opium Eater (Thomas DeQuincey) that is a bad-ass title…
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      Katie Sep 10, 2008

      Haha Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde by RL Stine… that’d be interesting. I love old books. I have a whole bunch sitting on my book shelf at my folks place. & is that a heart shaped vintagey necklace in the first shot? It looks quite cool.

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      thealchemist Sep 10, 2008

      katie: yea, i hadn’t thought about RL Stine in years and it suddenly popped into my head as i was typing.

      Love, love old books, can’t get enough of them, actually anything old, clothes and books.

      the necklace is actually something i picked up at forever21 last year…

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      apricot tea. Sep 11, 2008

      how awesome those books are! they look so delicate & old.

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      Jazzi Sep 12, 2008

      My goodness!! I collect used/vintage Alice books and I am currently drooling all over my keyboard!

      Awesome finds!

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      enna. Sep 23, 2008

      Haha, Confessions of an Opium Eater is actually really interesting (in a Victorian prose kind of way). I read it for a project last year, and got a pleasant surprise.

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